September must have been “surrender your dog month” and Minpinerie Dog Rescue stepped up and took them in !
So now, foster parents are needed. Can you help?
As a foster parent, you would give these dogs a temporary home, help them become more confident and comfortable, work on some of their issues, evaluate their behaviour, assist us in preparing an online profile and help us determine what kind of home would be best for them. HOWEVER – IMPORTANT NOTE – Minpinerie Dog Rescue does offer its foster families the option to adopt their foster dogs.
Some of the dogs needing foster/forever families now are:
- Over active, anxious, tiny young minpin male. good with other dogs, needs to be exercised, a runner/jogger would be wonderful for this little fellow (or at least very long leash walks, twice daily). Some basic training required to help him build confidence.
- Mature (approx. 8 yr old) minpin female, good dog, but prefers to be an only dog. Clean, quiet, ok in apt, ok alone while family at work, however needs training on walks since she is reactive on leash. A rural setting would be ideal and a large fenced yard would be great. Needs to lose a little weight.
- A 5 year old male shitzu that would love to be an only dog. Ok with cats, good on walks. Would be devoted to his owner.
- Very tiny female chihuaha, (a shelter save) so frightened and nervous, 5 yr old, 5 lbs. As an only dog, or with a calm canine companion in a quiet home. No kids. Needs attention and love as she learns to trust again.
- A six year old yorkie mix. A sweet girl, playful, good with other dogs, good with people, Has separation anxiety, so family needs to be home as much as possible. Too vocal for apts. Great on walks.
- Female Minpin, approx 8 yrs old, 18lbs, beautiful red girl, needs to lose a little weight. OK alone during work day. Surrendered after family dissolution, and newly single owner cannot give her the time she needs.
- A minpin terrier mix male, 5 yrs old, really pretty boy. Would prefer to be an only dog, and would love someone who had the time to walk him and help him burn some of that minpin side of his energy. Tends to be vocal, so no apts.
If you are applying to adopt, you get a two week trial period during which you can return the dog for any reason and your adoption fee will be returned. (for more details, see our website www.minpinerie.ca or call Louise, our adoption and foster co-ordinator, 613-260-9707 between 1pm and 9pm, 7 days a week.)